Sold in America & Sands of Silence

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During the 2010 National Sexual Assault Conference, which took place in Hollywood Sept. 1-3, there were more than 80 workshops. As a part of the Film & Media Festival, the films Sold in America and Sands of Silence were screened.

Sold in America trailer

Sold in America is a glimpse into the world of sex trafficking in the United States through the stories of three women sold at an early age, whom we now meet as empowered survivors.

Sands of Silence is a cross-platform project encompassing the documentary project Sands of Silence: A Personal Journey into the Trafficking of Women and its outreach digital portal SOS_SLAVES: Changing the Trafficking Game. The online hub integrates a micro-documentary series as well as a game-for-change, inspiring audiences to take direct action through an array of Web-based civic engagement tools promoting real world volunteerism.


Leah Aldridge — moderator
Film Student
University of Southern California
Chelo Alvarez-Stehle
Journalist, Documentary Filmmaker
& New Media Producer

To view a complete list of workshops, speakers and information related to the 2010 National Sexual Assault Conference, click here.

Jessica Renee Napier joined CALCASA in 2009 as its Online Media Producer. She creates multimedia material, such as audio and video podcasts, for the organization. She also oversees editorial content and other aspects of CALCASA’s Web site. Jessica previously worked in Web production for KPBS Public Broadcasting and as an Online Editor for a publishing company.

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  • Chelo Alvarez-Stehle March 18, 2011, 12:17 PM

    you may want to update your YouTube post with a link to the website: and/or

    Thank you for everything!